National Philoptochos Society
To promote charitable, benevolent and philanthropic outreach to preserve the sanctity of life and family and to perpetuate and promote our Orthodox faith and traditions." Click here to read more...
#250thousandmeals in Houston, TX
The National Philoptochos Society and Feeding Children Everywhere are partnering together to package 12,000 healthy meals for hungry children in the local Houston area. There will be great music, good fun and a volunteer experience like no other! Currently, 48.1 million Americans face hunger everyday. Through this Hunger Project, YOU are helping feed those hungry bellies. Click here for details on how to donate to this project.
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PHILOPTOCHOS GO RED SUNDAY
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association’s national call to increase awareness about heart disease, the #1 killer of American women. In women, heart disease is more deadly than all forms of cancer.
The National Philoptochos Society promotes the Go Red for Women campaign. Friday, February 5, 2016 has been designated by the American Heart Association as National Wear Red Day. The red dress is a national symbol for women and heart disease awareness.
In support of this program, we are designating Sunday, February 7 (or another Sunday in February that is convenient for your Chapter) as Philoptochos GO RED SUNDAY and are asking our Philoptochos sisters across the country to join the movement and wear red when attending Church services.
It's not just a man's disease. Heart disease and stroke kill 1 in 3 women, yet it's 80% preventable. Help us raise awareness to end this killer of women. Wear Red to show your support for saving women's lives.
SAVE THE DATE
National Philoptochos Biennial Convention
July 3-8, 2016 in Nashville, TN
Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church and National Shrine
at the World Trade Center
The link above opens to a downloadable poster. This digital file can be sent to your local offset printer to create a 24" x 36" poster. You may also print the poster on 11" x 17" paper for smaller promotional purposes.
Ministry Update from the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Maria Logus reviews the work of the Ladies Philoptochos Society. This video is part of the Ministry Updates series which highlights the work of the Archdiocesan Ministries, Organizations and Institutions The videos are available so that all viewers, Orthodox Christians and those from other faiths, will learn more about the work of the resources available through the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Sponsored by the Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.
To see the entire series, visit http://ministryupdates.goarch.org/
National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments
The National Philoptochos Ministry Commitments are the heart and soul of Philoptochos. All chapters are urged to continue their generous support for these vital national ministries.The Commitments for February are as follows:
Autism Assistance Fund
More than 3.5 million Americans live with an autism spectrum disorder. Communities as a whole benefit by supporting autistic individuals and their families.
February has been designated as the month to support this discretionary fund and with the generosity of our chapters, we have been able to disburse $133,530 since the fund’s inception. These monies have covered many needs, including educational services to help improve the communication and relationship skills of children and adults, expenses which are otherwise not covered under health insurance plans.
Please open your hearts this February and support our National Philoptochos Autism Assistance Fund by sending your donation to the National Philoptochos Society earmarked Autism Assistance Fund.
St. Photios Shrine
This year the St. Photios Shrine celebrates the 34th anniversary of its dedication. Saint Photios, the Great Patriarch of Constantinople, for whom the Shrine is named, was prophetic and eager to proclaim the Gospel to the ends of the earth. Philoptochos Chapters are asked to lead their communities in the collection of donations for the continued progress of fulfilling the mission of the Shrine – to witness our Orthodox faith while sharing our Hellenic culture with the thousands of people who visit yearly.
The Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine, an institution of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, is dedicated to the first colony of Greek people who came to America in 1768. When we support the Shrine, we are continuing the commission of St. Photios the Great and remembering our early ancestors and all our protoporoi who believed that a better life was worth the sacrifice of leaving their motherland.
To learn more about St. Photios Shrine and participate in their programs, including “Light a Candle,” “Wall of Tribute,” “Friend of the Shrine,” and “Essay Contest,” please visit their website: www.stphotios.com.
In 2015, $20,500 was donated and in the ten year period between 2006 and 2015, $252,700 was donated to St. Photios through the National Philoptochos Commitment. A heartfelt thank you to all who have contributed. Through the united efforts of our chapters and with your generous donations, our Shrine will continue to illuminate all in the Holy Orthodox faith.